Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trial Update News : DePuy ASR Replacement Hip Implant Recall Lawsuit News

Excerpts from Wright and Schulte LLC Law firm

DePuy ASR Trial Update

The first DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits were scheduled for trial in 2013 in both state and federal courts. The DePuy ASR trials are being eagerly anticipated by plaintiffs and attorneys alike, as the outcomes will help predict how juries might rule in similar DePuy ASR lawsuits, possibly even moving the massive DePuy ASR hip litigation towards global settlement.

DePuy ASR MDL Trials

Most of the 11,000 DePuy ASR hip replacement lawsuits filed since the recall are pending in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (MDL 297). A series of bellwether trials are scheduled to begin the spring of 2013.

DePuy ASR Trial Maryland

Maryland’s Prince George’s Court Circuit Court was to have been the venue of the first DePuy ASR trial in January 2013. However, one day into the trial, the Plaintiff decided to re-file in the Ohio MDL, and voluntarily withdrew her case.

DePuy ASR Trial Los Angeles, California

After the DePuy ASR trial in Maryland came to an early end, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury began hearing claims in a state DePuy ASR lawsuit in February 2013. In the end, the jury hearing the DePuy ASR trial in Los Angeles ordered Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics to pay $8.3 million to a retired prison guard who said he suffered metal poisoning and other health problems as a result of a DePuy ASR hip replacement he received in 2007.

DePuy ASR Trial Illinois

A second DePuy ASR trial began in Illinois, just as the Los Angeles proceeding came to an end. The plaintiff, who had to have her failing DePuy ASR hip implant removed just three years after implantation, alleges DePuy and Johnson & Johnson knew the ASR was defective, even after she received her artificial hip.


  1. I filed my case in 2010 and had to have a second surgery. How long do you think it will take for me to see a settlement? I am 63 y/o, do you think I will see anything before I die.

  2. I don't see anything being resolved until 2014. If there is a settlement, I'm sure you will be around to enjoy it. the operative word is "If".

  3. If the few other cases have settled and a few that settled possibly before trials going to court, then just maybe somthing is beginning to come to surface. It's certainly time!

  4. I had both hips done, also had to the both second surgery, so does that mean I get more they a person that had one?